i stayed off the computer all weekend. i hadn’t planned on challenging myself to an “off the grid” weekend, but it just happened. and it felt good. i am thankful that i just let life go by, not feeling any pressure, inspiration, or desire to click around on my computer. i didn’t even facebook or read the news or anything on my computer. i did have my smartphone nearby, but it was mostly used for instagram. since i had my attention focused on my daily life, i was able to capture some of my weekend through instagram photos, which i’m gonna share with y’all in a moment.
but first, i wanna explain how i’m gonna do it…
i was inspired about a year ago (yes. i am the queen of procrastination.) by a fellow blogger, whose pictures and whole way of being i adore. we have no blogging “relationship” like i have with some of you, and i don’t know her in my private life, like some more of you. she’s someone i stumbled onto because i clicked on her blog via someone else’s blogroll. i liked the name of her blog: the urban hippie. sounded a little like me, i thought. and i loved her images & photos. click here to check out her blog.
i discovered that, from time to time, not sure if it’s every monday, she does a post called “five senses monday” where she posts photos she’s taken over the weekend, but also writes & describes memories from the past weekend/week which have inspired her senses. i thought that was brilliant. i knew immediately that i wanted to do the same. but, i haven’t.
so, here is my version of five senses monday. belovelive-style.
seeing: the beautiful river and blue sky on saturday morning as i walked to the bakery for fresh bread. gotta love eurpoean life. chatting with my parents over the internet – it’s the first time i’ve seen them since we left in january.
hearing: music, music, music on girl’s night! jammin’ with the piano, sining, and me on the electirc keyboard drums. hehe.
smelling: the chinese food when i went to pick it up. freaked me out & reminded me i’d be in china in one week. woo hoo!
tasting: i bought nutella. enough said.
touching: snuggling with my little cutie, zola.
feeling: soooo unbelieveably, thankful for having a weekend off to spend with my love and to get together with friends!
that’s it. my instagram weekend! and my first six senses monday! it was such an amazing relief to be off and to just be me. now, back to work for a week, and then vacation for two weeks! this week’s gonna be crazy and tough, so i’m asking for all your positive vibes , love, and thoughts. and i’m sending them right back to ya.